Since baseball will be easier to track now that it's down to 8 teams instead of 30, I'll actually try to stay up-to date on it.
For the American League...
EAST: Tampa Bay Rays
CENTRAL: Minnesota Twins
WEST: Texas Rangers
WILD CARD: That team we're not going to talk about
And for the National League...
EAST: Philadelphia Phillies
CENTRAL: Cincinnati Reds
WEST: San Francisco Giants
WILD CARD: Atlanta Braves
This doesn't apply quite yet, but home field advantage for the World Series games is with the National League (for the first time in forever).
My picks? Obviously, when push comes to shove, I'm rooting for anyone that isn't the AL Wild Card. But my four favorites are the Twins, Rangers, Rays and Giants (in no particular order).
Let the games begin! Tomorrow. Rangers @ Rays 1:37pm, Reds @ Phillies 5:07, Stankees @ Twins 8:37, and Braves @ Giants 9:37.
(what's with all these 7s? Can't we just make them nice times, like 5:00 or 9:30?)
Anyway. Stay tuned, folks.